After University in 1990 , Chris became a career life agent with Canada Life. Shortly thereafter he made two "hops", one to large multinational, and another to Mitchell McConnell in 1992, where he has worked to this day.
Initially he started as a general sales agent, selling commercial insurance , personal insurance, and life and investment products. As Mitchell McConnell's "group" division, Foremost Insurance, began rapid expansion, his bilingual capabilities were drafted into service in that department. Over the next 4 years, he concentrated his studies on systems driven efficiencies and began working towards his MCSE certification, with some specialties in call-center technologies. During this time, he also obtained both his C.A.I.B. Designation, and the rare CRM designation.
Chris was promoted to sales manager of Foremost Insurance in 1995, and to General Manager of both divisions in 1999. In 2004, he along with his business partner acquired the organization from the former shareholders, and he now sits as president.
His lines of specialty are Aquaculture/Mericulture, and also commercial and industrial risks with unconventional exposures.
Chris is one of the very few "fully licensed" (all lines) insurance brokers in Canada. He has developed one of the first nationally recognized Risk Management Programs designed specifically for the not-for-profit sector, and is viewed as a global specialist in Mericulture/Aquaculture Risk Management.